SUNY, CUNY, EOP, and TAP are in crisis. We can do something about it.
New York Students Rising, Binghamton is teaming up with the Black Student Union & NAACP for a major campus event this thursday. All three organizations recognize the need to unite this campus as students all standing to lose from the threats to our state’s public higher education. We will be tackling key issues that stifle the student movement—from misinformation to divisions based on race, in order to start real progress on our campus.
You won’t want to miss it! Keynote speakers: Chanee Cameron, Zeinah Issah, Eduardo Segura, and Marguerite Ward.
New York Students Rising is kicking off the spring semester with a General Interest Meeting on Friday @4pm in the GSO Lounge (Right by the Library Tower Elevator/Jazzmans)
Join in as we plan & discuss
**Our plans to start dialogue with administration
**The formation of a progressive student union
**Our campus events
**Our state-wide student protest March 5th in Albany
Hope to see you there!
New York Students Rising held its 1st Culture & Community Speak Out this past thursday where students, student groups, faculty, staff, and university workers raised their voices.
Over 100 students showed up for a night of unity, entertainment, and most importantly, conversation on campus issues, state-wide issues, and nation wide issues affecting public education.
Following food and refreshments, the discussion on the importance of culture, community, diversity, affordability, and transparency started.
NYSR would like to proudly thank the following groups for making the event what it was.
and all the individual performers/speakers
And the students who showed up and showed unity!
The message leaving was: unity is possible, change on this campus is possible, but first we need to organize and keep reaching out to other students who will be just as affected by budget cuts and tuition hikes as us.
NYSR holds its meetings Mondays at 4:30 in SW307
New York - 29 November 2011 - Students across New York state are
denouncing the violent police presence and deliberate repression of
free speech on campuses today. In response to police brutality and
unjustified arrests at Baruch College last week, student organizers
affiliated with New York Students Rising and Students United for a
Free CUNY, joined by other student and community organizations, are
returning to the campus of Baruch to protest the Board of Trustees.
NYSR affiliates throughout SUNY and CUNY stand in solidarity with all
students met with violence while exercising their 1st amendment
rights. Students have a right to peacefully assemble without fear of
bodily harm. Law enforcement officials have an obligation to preserve
such gatherings and protect student participants from any threat to
their safety. The violence with which CUNY Public Safety Officers
responded to student protesters is both inexcusable and inexplicable.
Baruch College President Mitchel Wallerstein’s decision to close the
Newman Vertical Campus building, where the Board of Trustees will hold
their meeting today, is similarly reprehensible. In doing so, Mr.
Wallerstein has expressed his contempt for the concerns and complaints
of students, faculty, and community members.
NYSR, baffled at bureaucratic arrogance and police brutality alike,
feels both Mr. Wallerstein and CUNY Public Safety could use some
advice. First, to CUNY Public Safety Officers: do what you’re paid to
do. To Mr. Wallerstein: the institution you preside over exists only
in relation to students, faculty and community support. Remember,
you’re lucky they let you make any decisions at all.
New York Students Rising is a statewide network of students and
campus-organizations dedicated to defending public higher education
and empowering students in New York State. From our campus
administrations to the halls of state government, students are an
under-represented constituency whose fate is at a perilous crossroads.
Students are facing higher tuition and incurring greater debt to
attend public universities that are under-funded, increasingly
influenced by private corporate interests, and run by unaccountable
administrators who receive a disproportionate amount of university
resources. There is a pressing need for students to unite and organize
to protect our common interests.
Over 25 students were arrested and many more were hit by police while protesting tuition hikes, high administrative salaries, and lack of representation in public education decisions last week.
NOV 22nd: In conjunction with New York Students Rising, SUNY students from across New York State converged on the SUNY Administration building in downtown Albany and marched up State St. to the Capitol to make their voices heard.
Due to budget cuts, tuition hikes, and privatization measures included in NYSUNY2020, SUNY students are being forced by the State of New York to pay more for a lower quality education. Meanwhile, state officials like Governor Andrew Cuomo protect the wealthiest 1% of New Yorkers by shielding them from the Millionaire’s Tax and seeking to crackdown on peaceful protestors at Occupy Albany. We demand that Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature repeal NYSUNY2020 and enact a progressive taxation system to restore funding to SUNY.